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OPatch error : "Unable to lock Central Inventory" (Doc ID 861677.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 16, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Backup Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
This problem can occur on any UNIX platform

Symptoms

Opatch apply failing with following errors

  Unable to lock Central Inventory. OPatch will attempt to re-lock.
  Do you want to proceed? [y|n]

Following are the messages during 'opatch apply'

Changes

 

Cause

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